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Firefox OS and Telecoms Providers debuts low-budget Alcatel One Touch

Early news out of MWC, LiMo (Linux Mobile) Open Source Firefox OS, which I had mentioned in my article How to reset the default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox has made its debut on some budget-friendly smartphones from Alcatel Lucent in the form of the 3.5” Alcatel One TouchFirefox is clearly off to a budget-conscious smartphone start, with partner Alcatel’s One Touch Mozilla Foxy Orange themed single-core 1GHz processor and a 3.2-megapixel. Again the specs reveal the target market:

  • Firefox OS
  • 3.5″
  • Supports HTML5
  • Single-core 1GHz Qualcomm processor
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 2GB microSD card, upgradable to 32GB
  • 3G, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS

Alcatel is one of their many illustrious partners, who read like an Assassin Creed List dead set against Google Android:

  • Alcatel
  • ZTE
  • LG Electronics
  • Huawei
  • Chipmaker Qualcomm, who’s backing this platform

The appearance of this early model is also being announced along with a planned launch in the Second Quarter of 2013, upping the ante on Samsung . In keeping with their budget-conscious theme, Firefox OS has partnered with the following Telecom Providers:

  • America Movil for Latin America
  • China Unicom for China
  • Deutsche Telekom in Europe
  • Etisalat
  • Hutchison Three Group
  • KDDI in Japan
  • KT
  • MegaFon
  • Qtel
  • SingTel
  • Smart
  • Sprint
  • Telecom Italia Group
  • Telefonica
  • Telenor
  • Telstra
  • TMN
  • VimpelCom

Where do these Telecom Providers operate? You guessed it; low-budget feature phone Developed World Countries and Developing World countries, perfect for this introductory smartphone and others being launched by the Handset makers partners with Firefox:

  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Hungary
  • Mexico,
  • Montenegro
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Venezuela

Clearly Firefox is saying to the world at MWC that it’s serious about developing a Mobile Strategy as it pushes into the red-hot Mobile Computing world. This as had been predicted in Chrome 16 beats Firefox and IE8 –Mozilla going Mobile and Cloud OS on Smartphones, Tablets and UltraBoooks.Tablet may soon follow as Firefox OS is off to a good, low-budget start.

Stay tuned for more news from MWC!

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Lindsworth is a Radio Frequency and Generator Maintenance Technician who has a knack for writing about his work, which is in the Telecoms Engineering Field. An inspired writer on themes as diverse as Autonomous Ants simulations, Power from Lightning and the current Tablet Wars.

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